Funding Opportunity: Green Business Funding Available
New #GreenBusiness funding available from the Carbon Trust / Image from TCT
The Carbon Trust is launching a new £7m fund providing vital capital for smaller businesses to replace old, power-guzzling equipment, …
The Carbon Trust is launching a new £7m fund providing vital capital for smaller businesses to replace old, power-guzzling equipment, together with expert advice to boost efficiency and productivity. Arts organisations looking for capital to fund energy efficiency upgrades should apply.
What is the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund?
The Carbon Trust (an international organisation which enables the adoption of cost-saving energy efficiency strategies) is offering funding for organisations buying energy saving equipment. This could mean up to £10,000 towards a new lighting system for your theatre, heating and air conditioning equipment for your studios or a controls system for your gallery- to help you rise to the challenge of becoming a greener arts organisation.
This funding takes the form of a capital contribution of 15% of the project cost (up to a max of £10,000), and will be awarded to SMEs in Scotland, England and Wales on a first-come, first-serve basis. Available from June, the primary conditions are a minimum total project cost of £10,000, and that the equipment should be purchased from a Green Business Directory (a list of suppliers who have been independently assessed for their quality of service).
How Do I Apply?
To register your interest, to find out more, and to download an application form, please go to the Carbon Trust’s website for the fund.